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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY April 2017 | Archived Issues

Mark Your Calendar


Surgery Grand Rounds

Click the "read more" to see information about upcoming Surgery Grand Rounds.


Grand Rounds

Click here to view a schedule of all upcoming grand rounds.


Education Schedule

Click the PDF links below to see the Department of Surgery's education schedule.

Education Schedule - April 2017 (PDF)

Education Schedule - May 2017 (PDF)  


Surgery Scheduling

Click the "read more" for hours and contact information for surgery scheduling.

Share Your News

Know an interesting colleague we should profile? A story we should tell? Submit your ideas, meetings and events for consideration.

Click here to submit your news to Sutures

CS-Link Tip: CURES Update

Under CURES, the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System, healthcare practitioners are supposed to check the designated database within 24 hours before prescribing a controlled substance to a patient the first time. In addition, they are supposed to check again at least every four months, if treatment continues with the substance.

To get to CURES from CS-Link™, go to the upper toolbar, where you have WEB ACTIVITIES. Click on State Agencies. CURES is there.

Once you’ve looked up your patient, you can document. Type ".cures."

The list of exclusions is there. For example, you are exempt from checking the database if the patient is under hospice care, or providing post-operative or emergency department treatment with a nonrefillable supply lasting fewer than five days.

If you forget your password or get locked out, email cures@doj.ca.gov or call 916-227-3843.